Friday, July 23, 2010
the cucumber remedy: a vichyssoise!
What to do with a surplus of cucumbers? A friend suggested a cold cucumber soup [?!] and gave a general idea of the recipe. I'd never heard of it. It sounded wierd! But the more I thought of it - in 100 degree plus temperatures - the better it sounded.
This is a somewhat different version I ended up coming up with, which was delicious! Here's the recipe: Cucumber garlic chive vichyssoise
Really, I can't tell you how good this is. Even the king - who initially was not inclined to be a fan - enjoyed it. In fact, I am instructed that the soup is to be preferred over what was to be my next project: Pickles!
Luckily, there promises to be a surfeit of cucumbers - so perhaps I can make both before the end of the growing season.
P.S. - in the recipe, I neglected to note that the potatoes should be peeled and cubed. Please so note!